Car hire in Corfu

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Corfu is a very touristy island, but it still retains a traditional soul and corners of unspoiled nature. Renting a car is the best way to go in search of “your” Corfu: are you looking for remote beaches, far from the crowds? Characteristic villages surrounded by olive trees? Panoramic roads where you can stop and take pictures at every corner? With a hired car you will find them!

Having a car at your disposal will transform your vacation in Corfu in an exciting adventure of total freedom: no schedules, no waiting, leave when you want, choose your itinerary and make a stop whenever you want.

Thanks to the numerous low cost car rental offers, exploring Corfu far and wide is not only fun and suggestive, but also cheap!

Where to rent a car in Corfu?

Renting a car at the airport of Corfu is the ideal solution to discover the island

On the island of Corfu there are many car rental companies and this allows you to choose whether to pick up your car at the airport or at another location on the island.

For any pick-up location, it is always a good idea to book well in advance to have a wider choice of cars available and find the best deals.

Corfu Airport Car Rental

If you arrive directly at Corfu Airport, you can rent your car in the car rental offices present in the arrivals terminal.

Renting a car at the airport will allow you to minimize downtime: get off the plane, pick up the car and go to your hotel to drop off your suitcase! If you arrive during the day you will minimize the time between landing and the first bath in the sea, if you arrive at night you can go straight to sleep and then wake up fresh and rested the next morning, ready to explore the island far and wide!

The car rental agencies present at Corfu airport are Avis Budget, Enterprise, Greenmotion, Hertz Thrifty and Sixt.

Other car rental locations in Corfu

The airport is not the only location to pick up a car rental on Corfu Island. Car rental companies also have offices in the following locations:

With a small surcharge, you can choose to pick up the car in one location and drop it off in a different office.

Car Rental Tips

When comparing prices, always remember to check the conditions offered by each agency to be able to save money but at the same time ensure maximum security, avoiding nasty surprises that could ruin your vacation.

Some elements to consider are the type of insurance policy included in the price, the mileage (unlimited or not), the possibility of a second driver with or without extra charge, any supplements for drivers under 25 (or under 30) and over 69.

Remember that generally no company offers the car rental service without a credit card: if you do not have a card in the driver’s name, pay attention to this detail before booking.

For the rules, limits and tips for driving a car in Corfu, see the page Driving in Greece.

Car categories available in Corfu

The following models are some examples of the cars that you can rent in Corfu.

Car hire Mini in Corfu
  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 0
  • Examples: Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto
Car hire Budget in Corfu
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • Examples: Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Seat Ibiza, Citroen C3
Car hire Standard in Corfu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Audi A3
Station Wagon
Car hire Station Wagon in Corfu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Opel Astra SW, Ford Focus SW, Golf SW
Car hire MPV in Corfu
  • 5-9
  • 3
  • 1
  • Examples: Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford Galaxy
Car hire SUV in Corfu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Toyota RAV 4, Ford Escape, Jeep Renegade
Car hire Luxury in Corfu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Mercedes Classe C, Mercedes Classe E, Audi A5
Car hire Convertible in Corfu
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • Examples: Ford Mustang, Audi A3 cabrio, BMW serie 2

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Corfu

Here are some quick answers to the most common doubts about car rental in Corfu.

More and more people are choosing to rent a car to reduce contacts and increase social distancing, avoiding the often crowded public transport.

Car rental companies are committed to higher hygiene standards to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.

All the safety measures we are accustomed to are taken at the rental desks and the cars are disinfected after each rental, especially the areas most at risk, such as seats, gearboxes, handles and steering wheel.

Undoubtedly yes. During the pandemic, almost all car rental companies in Corfu were forced to reduce their car fleet to reduce operating costs.

When tourism in Corfu has restarted, due to the crisis in raw materials and electronic components, they have not managed to buy back enough cars.

The consequence is that today every company has far fewer cars than in 2019 and cannot cope with the high demand. This leads to higher prices and less availability, especially during the high season.

The advice we give you is therefore to book the car well in advance, both to get the best prices but above all to be sure of having a rental car.

To reserve a car in Corfu a credit card or debit card is sufficient. However, when you go to collect the car, you will need:

  • a credit card in the name of the driver. Debit and ATM cards are not accepted;
  • copy of the reservation;
  • a driving license valid for at least 12 months;
  • an identity document.

The car rental companies in Corfu allow to rent a car to all those who are between 21 and 70 years old. However, there is an additional cost for under 25 and for those over 70.

A car rental in Corfu always includes:

  • theft insurance;
  • limitation of liability for damage to the vehicle;
  • local, road and airport taxes.

Any extras or additional insurance coverage are separate.

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